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later. jeff, it wasn't a hurricane, it was superstorm. that's what we said. >> folks weighing in on tweets and cell phones. i think you're cell phone toy was 16. even then it what limited. i'll be 25 next month. today, man is hunting for an african war lord who may have kidnapped as many as 66,000 children, forced them into sex, slave 0, made them join his army. he has been on the run forever. he has plan to catch him and we need your help. how many of your kids are using smartphones before they can even speak the language, even say a sentence. the numbers will astound you. the doctors' warning probably will not. how big was the wave again? let's get to it. first from fox at 3:00 from the fox news deck, it's important for the united states to collect intelligence on foreign leaders, to make sure
what they're saying gels with what is actually happening. that from the national intelligence director, james clapper, during a house hearing that is underway right now. he also says that finding out the intentions of other leaders is a bedrock principle of foreign intelligence operations, and that other countries do it, too. director clapper has been largely defending our government surveillance pray, but a short time ago he did acknowledge there have been errors. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work went the law. to be sure, on occasion, we have made mistakes, some quite significant, but they're usually caused by human error or technical problems, and whenever we found mistakes we have corrected them jerk director clapper says the government does not spy on americans, and that recent leaks have misrepresented our surveillance program. the hearings also featured somesome protesters, wearing the
spy glasses. lawmakers kicked out one man just as the hearing was getting started. all of this comes after the recent backlash over reports that the agency was indeed monitoring the phone calls of dozens and dozen of world leaders, including some of our closest allies. the chair of the senate intelligence commitee, the democrat, diian feinstein has been a prominent supporter of the nsa, but yesterday, and maybe for the first time, she broke ranks and claimed she is totally opposed to spying on leaders of allies. she also said that the white house told her it would stop the practice. a senior official later said that isn't true, but added the administration is considering the move. katherine herridge is live with us right over here. in europe, they seem all of a sudden to be obsessed with this, hearings and people speaking out. katherine, what else has happened at this hearing? >> well, sheperd, so far really two major headlines from james
clapper, the nation's intelligence chief. the first was clearly to make the case that these controversial nsa programs are justified, clapper testified a short time ago that 2500 people were killed by terrorists just this last month, and he used that as a sign that the threat is evolving and growing. let's listen. >> in just this last month, 2,336 people were killed, 1510 injured in pakistan, afghanistan, syria, iraq, and nigeria. and yet there has not been a mash casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> pardon me. that was clearly the head of the nsa and not the director of national spellens. on the issue of doing surveillance on foreign intelligence leader, specifically the german chancellor, angela merkel, what they testified to today is that this kind of collection, including listening in on the telephone calls of foreign
leaders, is a bedrock principle of intelligence and has been for decades, and that this is information was clearly understood by the white house, by the national security council staff, and also by people who sit on the congressional intelligence committees, which raises questions about the statements by senator feinstein, who leads the senate intelligence committee, she seemed to be unaware or was not fully briefed on the scope of these surveillance programs. >> what about the talk of possible changes in policy? >> well, probably a half dozen proposals now on the table. if i was going to break them down very simply, they sort of fall into two baskets. one really advocates taking this collection of phone records and rather than having the u.s. government hold all of this so-called met data, that would be held by the phone companies
instead, and we government has a queriry they have to ask the phone companies for information about a specific individual or specific series of numbers. one democrat supporting this is adam shep. >> it should be sufficient for all our national security purposes to go to the telephone companies, when we have reason to believe the number is connected with a plot, and find out who those numbers have been in contact with. technologically it can be done that we. the nsa director already acknowledged it can be done that way. >> the other piece of legislation that today is getting backing by the aclu and will be discussed by the director of national intelligence, and the senior officials from the justice department, and the deputy at the nsa, is whether they can take this information and they can essentially, rather than have this broad sweeping approach, they can make it more targeted, and this is legislation that is backed by james sensenbrenner in the house and also patrick leahy in the senate, and this is strong
bipartisan legislation, about a half dozen members from both parties, and the aclu has thrown its weight behind it. >> the lawyer for a young girl accused of bullying a classmate into killing herself, says he will not let the system bully his client. you may recognize the attorney, jose bias. he represents casey anthony, or did. a jury acquitted her on charges she murdered her daughter, kaylee an happy to. now he is representing a suspect of another high-profile case in the state of florida this time a 12-year-old girl, girl accused of going along with a 14-year-old tormenting another girl for more than a year. investigators say that girl climbed to the top of an abandoned factory tower last month. this factory tower right here. went to the top of it, and jumped to her death. a sheriff in polk county, florida, on the west coast, aggressively went after the accused bully, arresting them
for felony stalking, but the attorney here, jose bias, told fox news his cleaned had nothing to do with the suicide. >> all of the girls are friends. there was the record of the schoolyard fight that happened a year prior to the event, and kids talk. i think they made this arrest swiftly, quebecly, -- quickly, because of the codefendant's last posting on facebook. >> talking about one that came from the other suspect. this 14-year-old girl. after the suicide, her facebook page read, in internet short hand, yes, i know, bull yesterday rebecca and she killed herself but i don't give a f. both of those suspects were due in court today, but all of a sudden the hearings were pushed back. let's take this to a lawyer, isabelle kersher in is live. he is saying in essence my client didn't kill anybody and look at this other girl.
>> i think what he is saying is that we have to look at all the evidence, and dig into the details. this is a case where the devil is in the details. we don't know what the communications were, and the statute is not all that clear. it has to be a malicious credible threat and a desire to cause substantial emotional distress. >> there was a claim by family that this facebook post, which would be disturbing to anybody, was the result of a hacking. and it was removed. but removing something does not make it go away. >> that's the big lesson for everybody when it comes to electronic media and social media, deleting things never makes it go away and that's why it's so important to be extremely careful before something goes up on a social media. >> you mentioned the devil is in the details here. give us an idea what you're seeing and what it is that the lawyers might be able to grasp on to. >> this is apparently went on
over a long period of time. it would be interesting to see what precisely the communications were. this is a 12-year-old girl, i'm talking about mr. bias' client. this is a child who may put something up on facebook or some other media that causes emotional distress, but it may be something that you and i would look at and say, so what? i mean, the content of what was said, what was urged, what was -- what they were told, has to be a credible threat to her, where they warned, told to stop. has to be some foreseeability here. i think the actual content of what these communications are is going to be very, very important. >> you wonder what role parents smooth have played along the way or failed to play. >> we -- the other young lady, her husband got arrested for child abuse shortly after her arrest so obviously a toxic environment in her home. >> is bellaire-er in. nice to see you.
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only from progressive. >> a top government official is now apologizing to all americans for the obamacare web site fee as score, but judging we today's hearing on capitol hill, sorry is probably not good enough. this is the first senior official to answer questions in public. she is the head of medicare, and while she is not as well known as the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, officials had this woman -- said she had a bigger role in sitting up the side. it had a lot of technical difficulties but medicare chief promised lawmakers the system is getting better. >> i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. we are seeing improvements each
week and by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> some house republicans pressed how she can guarantee the government will fix the problems next month and asked whether the rush to repair the site will leave even more problems. house speaker john boehner told reporters it's proof that the republicans were right all lining. >> obamacare is like a wet blanket over our economy. the american people are looking for more jobs, better wages, but with all the up certainty around the law, employers are having a very difficult time making decisions. it's time to delay this. >> for republicans, the gift that keeps on giving. the white house has pushed back the enrollment deadline by six weeks but many republicans and frankly democrats are calling for a delay of at least a year. one demand that led to the government shutdown earlier this month. mike emanuel has the news.
a lot of questions on how well -- the web site is not working well and there are questions about why it's not. >> reporter: the medicare administrator today said it is working, just not as quickly or efficiently as they would like. that raise add few eyebrows and led to this -- exchange. >> you said you thought the system was working. did you say that? the aca is working? >> i think we have seen a lot of improvements from the aca, yes, sir. >> let me tell you, it's a public religiouses nightmare, i hope you honestly don't feel you think the system is working. this is an incredibly bad rollout, there's a lot that needs to be done. i can't national how you think the system is working. >> she thicks the problems with the. web site are fixable. >> lawmakers are still asking the same questions we are, and one of them is, how many people have signed up or tried to sign up? ask and you can't get a straight answer out of anybody. >> that's right.
there was a reference to an internal obama administration memo which said they expected some almost 500,000 americans to sign up for health care this month, which ends on thursday. halloween. so they tried to get some firm numbers on that, and, well, she said, give it a couple of weeks. >> no one in the entire obama administration has asked you not to release those numbers. >> we have made a group -- we made the decision we were not releasing the numbers until mid-november. >> you have no idea what the numbers are at this point. >> i told you, we would release the numbers in mid-november. >> i'll take that as, you've don't want to answer the question. >> he went ton say that they expect the initial numbers to be small, trying to manage expectations. >> a little late for that. mike emanuel, thank you. if you're a parent or grandparent you probably know best but a lot of are using smartphones before they can
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>> more kids are using tablets and smartphone before they're old enough to speak in full sentences. the word today from the advocacy group, common sense america. it's reporting 38% of children under the age of two, one out of three, has used a mobile device for games, videos, or some other media related something or other. researchers say it's becoming second nature for toddlers. case in point you're gina here.
she is already familiar with the phone. it looks delicious to her. not everybody is on board for all the texing and tweeting, the american academy of pediatrics say too much can lead to problems including cyberbullying, lack of sleep and obesity. kennedy is with us, a special correspondent for stossel. nice to see you. >> i miss the mother ship. i'll say that. >> it misses you as well. your seat is over here with flowers on it. i wonder if we should worry about them tweeting and texting before they're two because they can't put sentences together. >> two-year-old aren't tweeting and texting but shows you how intuitive and versatile the phones are. people think the children are genius because they can open up the photography portal and kid-friendly app. just shows how brilliant the iphone was designed when it
first came out and now all the other smart smartphones have followed suit with the same design. we're tactile. we like to touch and poke things and little kid like watching videos of themselves and of pandas sneezing, so it's not a huge surprise. >> i have a never furyk david, who was two, and he can play these -- play little games on the phone that were actually somewhat complicated, and he did it with great ease. loved to watch movies of himself. his parents are like, look, it helps with dexterity, hand-eye coordination. why the heck not? >> helps with a lot of things and you are surrounded by technology. it gets kids interested in math and science at an early age. i load up my ipad and my phone with educational apps for my girls. we're a mac family. and they know that.
app designers know that and mac notes that, android, and they all know it, and that's why they are designing these devices for kids specifically. because they end up stealing their parent's ipads and it's nice to have a device that is boothly colored, that parents can control, and that you can load up with mac games so your kid can get smarter. >> sounds like what they're saying is parents need to be responsible with what they put in their kids' expand we knew that to have these games on an ipad that make you think about math or help you learn to read and have some helper in there along the way, i don't know. seems like a good thing to me, kennedy. >> parents need to be responsible with everything. and the apa is saying kids shouldn't have smartphones and commuters in their berms. >> blah, blah, blah. >> that's common sense you don't need some body telling you about every decision. >> they said the same about the
eight track player and the phone, and i elvis' hips. >> the same old broken record every year. anyway, just be responsible. if parents are responsible with television back in the day, be responsible with this now, whatever, and. what are you doing today? >> well, shep, i am mourning the loss of the ucla bruins to the university of oregon, as you know, we had a very -- you know, it was -- we weren't even going into the half, and after this i'm going to go to china anyone down and try to find some pilots technology to buy cleanly to give to my girls. >> enjoy chinatown. don't look at the price tags because they don't mean is in. thank you, ken. the woman with no last name. >> the african war lord joe send
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a fox report now. more on ted today's headlines. a new threat to children in syria, polio. the world health organization is now reporting at least two dozen children in one northeastern province or paralyzed and close to half of them have tested positive for polio. officials say half a million kids have not gotten vaccinations because of the civil war that dragged on now for more than two years. violent storms and strong wind gusts toppled trees and
power lines in australia. at least six people are hurt. the same area where fires destroyed hundreds of homes and tens of thousands of acres this month. >> and cops say, a cell phone may have saved the life of a gas station clerk near orlando, florida. see that? police say a robber shot the worker yesterday morning but hit -- the bullet hit his phone. suspect got away. clerk has a bruise but should be okay.
we're learning some disturbing new detills on a story we first report yesterday about the human remains that turned up at a water treatment facility in california. investigators say those remains included the upper torso of a woman, complete with her head. we have blurred the body in this video for obvious reasons. authorities discovered her body in a tank where raw sewage goes after it's separated into liquids
liquids and solids. the remains webb were found in bassett, 20 miles southeast of los angeles. other body parts were found at a on water treatment facility in carson, california, and now investigators are telling us those remains may belong to the same woman. will carr is live in our west coast news hub. how could the body of one person end up dozens of miles apart in pieces and stuff? >> reporter: well, shep, that's the big question right now. authorities believe that somebody may have popped the taupe off man hole cover and then tried to shove this body down below, hoping it would wash away. they believe the body was intact at that point, and maybe it got in the sure lines it ran into heavy machinery and later dismembered. we don't know who the woman is yet but authorities believe she is hispanic female. one of the arms is still missing but they now do have here torso
which they found yesterday. they also have a pelvis and a set of legs they found on saturday at the at the other lon and right now the medical examiner is working to make sure these parts came from the same body. and authority says the story lines spin connect so it's not impossible that some bodies end up in different locations. >> most importantly, who made this happen. any suspects, any thoughts on that? >> well, shep, right now, like they said, they don't know who the woman is, they department have any -- they don't have any suspects about they're treating it like a homicide. they also say that it's not necessarily uncommon to fine bodies in the sure line -- sewer lines. what the logic is that if somebody gets a body in the sewer line, the body in some -- some sewer lines go to the ocean so if they don't enclosing up the lines or become noticed by people, those bodies could go out there and really never be found. shep. >> thanks very much.
live this afternoon in los angeles. >> now to the story of the fugitive war lord joseph kony, terrorized villages across central africa no question, and now a filmmaker says he thinks he can track him down and he wants your help to do it. joseph kony is accused of kidnapping as many as 66,000 children. forcing some to join his rebel army. forcing others to become sex slaves. you may remember the activist group, invisible children, launched the kony 2012 video to help support efforts to arrest him. the fastest greg viral video in the history of viral videos, racking up 100 million views in less than a week. that group has suffered a series of setbacks, including the breakdown of a cofounder who ran nicked in the streets through san diego and didn't help matters. police did not file any charges against him but certainly set back the cause. meanwhile, the woes post up in
report says the u.s. special forces are stepping up a search for kony. this is a friend of the program and live with news san diego. did i mills any lowlights of this animal, kony? could you help our viewers understand who he is? >> he has been around since 1987. he was a part of a group, a tribal group that lives in the north, fighting against the government of uganda, and as his rebellion got more and more fractured, he was push into the bush and it's quite common for rebel groups to grab young children and use them as porters to move through the jungle. but the problem is he has traveled unabated for over 20 years. i looked for him in 1996. i was in northern uganda and southern udan, which is now south sudan, and he just hit the spotlight about two or three years ago. he has been doing the same thing for 20 years. it's something that has festered
for too long. he is not osama bin laden but he is worth hunting town and bringing to justice. >> you said that the special forces are doing their best, but in your estimation, they're looking in the wrong places, you have a better idea. how come? >> the u.s. special forces have 100 people, but they're actually training local troops, and they have work in four different countries. so they're limited by that. second of all, it's very large area. a lot of people say it's as large as texas. actually as large as the united states. and it's very, very brutal elephant grass, so very large, very remote. secondly they're limited by the actual lack of a government in the stroll african government. got some pushback in the drc, which is congo, and a little pushback in south sudan so they can't cover that area with those troops. the problems are limited by their mission. so, they do the best they can
but they have resource problems and have limited mandates. >> it's your thinking that you can crowd-fund this -- help people under that -- and help going in and get him. >> i wrote a best are-selling book. i had a tv series on discovery, i ran ground networks from somali to afghanistan. my goal is tone gauge people. i want people to understand they can actually connect with these problem around the world show. latest thing is crowned funding go to indy go go, a crowd funding site. you toss in your $10, $50, whatever, we keep you in the loop, tell you what we're doing, and as we find kony and move on to other people that are out there, you actually become part of the solution, and one problem i have with a lot of different organizations is they're tangential to the actual capture of con i'm going to find him a lawyer and transport to the
hague and discuss that, and i've done that many times in the past. >> how do people help specifically, quickly. >> do made mow go to indy go go, type in expedition kony, go to expedition kony.com and we'll be on the news. >> good luck. talk bat good cause. google raise something eyebrows. heard about the mysteryious barge floating in the bay in san francisco. we have video of a four-story barge. executive director of the bay conservation and development commission, which gives put permits, says the vessel belongs to google. beyond that we don't know much of anything. sources say it could be a floating google glass store, or an offshore data center. but google has yet to confirm any of this, and now there is word of similar barges popping up off the coast of new england.
>> trace gallagher is in the west coast news hub. what's google doing? >> reporter: well, google filed a patent in 2008. they were granted this patent in 2009, that talked about these floating data centers, and apparently that is what the belief is these things are. now, keep in mind, google has massive amounts of data and one of the biggest costs is actually cooling them down. these would be powered by ocean currents and then cooled by sea water. an estimated 2% of the world's energy is now used to power and cool down these data centers, and data centers are more powerful when they're moved closer to the users so these things would likely be mobile. there's one barge in san francisco another juan that just showed up a couple of weeks ago off to the coast of portland, mississippi, -- portland, maine, and its might be the beginning. >> it's like oil rigs.
we used to drill for oil. now we go out in the water and we use it to basically power the world's internet. i am certain that you're going to see more of these because it is very difficult to keep them cool on land. >> and not lost on google and others, you can actually move these data centers out into international water asks that might keep the prying eyes of the feds off of google's data centers and exactly what they're doing out there. >> ah-ha. now we get to the core of it. our environmentalists weighing in? >> reporter: no, but they will be. google and its pat tent says these things are totally clean but that has not been tested and anytime you have millions of gallons of water for cooling and it goes back into the sea, experts want to make sure these things are safe, not to mention they're not great looking. so you can imagine that google and others will have some pushback coming. listen. >> we shouldn't use the bay as a
lost opportunity for that which can be done on land. because the bay is special. and we need to ensure that whatever this permit is applied forks actually -- applied for, fits into what the bay should be used for. >> we contacted google and you'll be surprised to know we have not got anyone response at all. >> really. google is usually so forthcoming. >> a shocker. >> yeah. somebody just bought oj simpson0s house no -- in florida. $655,000. according to officials in miami-dade county. who cautioned off the foreclosures prodder today. four bedrooms fourth bat, more than 4200 square feet of space. he bought the house in 2000 for $575,000. oj himself has recently been trying to get himself out of the hoosegow after the court convicted him of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers in
2007. a decade before that the whole trail of blood from rockingham to one -- to bundy that left him ex-en rated, acquit -- exonerated and acquitted in the death of her ex-wife and ron goldman. >> it was to days before halloween last year when s. storm sandy slammed into the northeast and became the second most destructive storm in the history of this nation. so how is the region doing exactly a year late center you don't hear that much about it from sea to shining do. but we do hear in the anymore. it's our creep, our hugo -- it's our katrina, our hugo, our andrew, and it's serious problem to this day. a live report from one of the hardest hit towns also fox news covers your world. we'll be right back.
that makes it the second costliest weather disaster, after hurricane katrina in the history of the nation, and while many hears have come a long way, recovery is far from over. the storm need hundreds of miles of coastlines, cut off power to how much thousands thousands of, wiped out communities, forcing thousands of folks into shelters for sometimes weeks or months, and long lines formed at the few stations with both electricity and gas. tensions ran high at the time but things are slowly getting back to normal. the white house reports the feds have paid more than $13 billion to sandy victims. and photos from the hardest hit areas show other major improvements. here's a look at the brooklyn battery thumb. -- battery tunnel. the sea water that serged into manhattan and powder into -- poured into that tunnel, and
rebuilding is underway in the breezy point section of queens new york. nearly 130 homes burned to the ground in that fire that all of us remember after the storm, and down the hard-hit show of new jersey, workers put up a new bridge where sandy destroyed the last one. it was a horrible the scene with families who hat lived or vacation thread all their lives and there's seaside heights. a new boardwalk. a reason for people to visit the site, if it turns summer again. rick live -- leventhal is down there. how are people doing? >> reporter: it's been a struggle, at you know, for men folks down here. the beach has been transformed dramatically. used to be a 12 to 15-foot dune. we were here a year ago and watched the ocean waves breaching the dune.
we on the their-floor balcony and this is what it looked like back then. >> i'm not sure if you can see the water rushing down the street but there are white caps coming off the ocean. the dupes that were there protecting the land from the sea have completely washed away and there are literally waves of water rushing down washington avenue, across ocean avenue, now up to the front doors of many of the homes here. up to the bumpers of cars in the parking lot of this hotel. >> reporter: the next day i took a picture of the house on the ocean where the porch was blown out by the boeing and -- by wind and the waves. the house us boarded up. and we can show you some other photo wes took that day. one on washington avenue where you can see how much sand moved from the beach to the street, and into people's front yards and their homes in some cases. obviously that's all been cleared away.
we can also show you to the sand on ocean avenue where it looked like rolling dunes in front of the hoe. the it was basically impassable the next day. had to bring in heavy equipment to clear it out. this is one of many communities up and down the coast where you can see homes still heavily damaged, and beach that has still been pretty devastated and in need of massive repairs. >> everybody i ever lived before here you now -- in south florida or florida west coast or louisiana, you know this kind of thing can happen and you have to take preventive measures. in the northeast, make we knew that theory but it never happened in our lifetimes. what are they doing to prevent. >> they're trying to build a massive dune project to protect communities from future storms, and the towns have to sign off on it and some, like pleasant beach, have not signed the easement. but other towns are preparing to
build with the help of the army corps of engineers, massive dune project, some 22 feet high. 75 feet across, and they're going to extend the beach a couple hundred feet out into the ocean, slope it down and widen it by three times as wide as it is now. and the theory is, at least, awful that extra sand and extra protection will keep these communities from flooding again. >> hope it works. good to see you, rick. thank you. >> you, too. >> a powerful storm churned up waves that just might have broken a record. not town the jersey shore but you'll see the video and hear from a guy who was right there when it happened. was it a 100-foot wall of water? and did it break a record? that's coming up. [ male announcer ] this is pam.
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you may have heard about word that a brazilian surfer set a new record for riding the biggest wave ever ridden. the witnesses and surfing experts say that wave could very well be 100 fetal. -- 100 feet tall. the current record is 78 feet 2011. the record-setter was in portugal and has been talking about the wave all day. the question is, is it as large as everyone is claiming? we have been teen put the two of these side-by-side. this is the one on the left-hand side from garrett mcnamara from january 28th. and here's his wave. and then here's the one from this guy, carlos burly, which was just -- just happened, october 28th, just yesterday. but you can't really tell from
these two which is which because you don't know about the camera angles. so let's get to a professional been surfer who set the record. what do you think, garrett? >> i know that the waves were huge, and there was a lot of surfers that rode big waves but i know definitely no 100-foot wave was ridden that day or i would have been surfing more. >> you said definitely no 100-foot waves. >> yeah. >> how are such things sorted out in surfing world? >> you got to get the right angle, and then billabong judges who is the biggest wave. andrew cotton got a wave that broke top to bottom, and to me it looks bigger than carlos, and then there's a few other guys that got waves that broke top to bottom. carlos had an amazing ride. they all had amazing rides, but
definitely no 100-footer. >> help us understand why the big wave yesterday. >> such a large stretch, the interval in between wave was 22 seconds and we have never seen that. the ground was shaking. the -- you could see the surfers from the cliff and you could talk to them. when miya was getting drug through the caldron there, you could see everything. it's the most amazing place in the world to witness big waves and it's like the eighth wonder of the world. the holy grail for huge waves and an amazing setting for watching. >> you never scared up there? >> i'm afraid for the other surfers first and foremost. and that is why i opted out -- i decided to do safety for most of the day. >> garrett mcnamara on the lean for us, the man who has the roared, comment thing new huge wave, whether it's 100 feet or
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on this day in 1998, the deadliest hurricane to strike the western hemisphere slammed central america, hurricane mitch. the storm barreled across the atlantic ocean for weeks and made landful as a strong category 5, wind gusts above 200 miles-per-hour a massive mudslide in nicaragua killed 2,000 people. when it was all over more than a million lost their lives. 14 years later, superstorm sandy unleashed its own horrors but mitch made its mark 15 years ago today. and take a look at this. we may be setting a record over here. the dow jones industrial average in the history of this nation and the average has never closed
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